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Open Source Under Attack: Your Source Is Ajar

Forrester IT

The open source world has seen high-profile projects with unusual terms. They call themselves “open source” and “free for research and commercial use.” Whether a project is open source does matter. It could be not-quite-closed source masquerading as truly open - it could be ajar source.

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What Is Open Source Software? Meaning, Working, Importance, and Examples

IT Toolbox

Open source software are programs whose source code is freely available for anyone to view, modify, and distribute. Read on to learn more about open source software, how it works, and a few examples of such software. The post What Is Open Source Software?

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Deploying Open Source Software in an Age of Global Security Mandates

IT Toolbox

Discover tightened global software security, key regulations, and open-source impacts on compliance and societal resilience. The post Deploying Open Source Software in an Age of Global Security Mandates appeared first on Spiceworks.

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6 Best Open Source Password Managers for Windows in 2024

Tech Republic Security

Discover the top open-source password managers for Windows. Learn about the features and benefits of each to determine which one is the best fit for your needs.

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value.

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Open-Source Software Community Rocked by a Sophisticated Backdoor in XZ Utils

IT Toolbox

The post Open-Source Software Community Rocked by a Sophisticated Backdoor in XZ Utils appeared first on Spiceworks. The attack, possibly planned and under execution since at least 2021 to target several Linux distributions, could have proven catastrophic had it not been discovered in time.

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Why NASA, IBM, And Hugging Face’s Open Source Model Is A Big Deal

Forrester IT

What do you get when you combine an open source platform, a massive and critically useful dataset, and an ability to open-source an AI foundation model? If you’re NASA, IBM, and Hugging Face, you get a massive opportunity to make geospatial data available to all through an open source geospatial AI foundation model.

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Use Cases for Apache Cassandra®

In this white paper, discover the key use cases that make Cassandra® such a compelling open source software – and learn the important pitfalls to avoid. There’s a good reason why Apache Cassandra® is quickly becoming the NoSQL database of choice for organizations of all stripes.

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases.

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Understanding Open Source Business Models for the C-Suite

Learn three key areas that should be considered when evaluating a particular open source project. Choosing software to bake into your architecture is a long-term decision and it is important to understand all the implications of your choice.

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LLMOps for Your Data: Best Practices to Ensure Safety, Quality, and Cost

Speaker: Shreya Rajpal, Co-Founder and CEO at Guardrails AI & Travis Addair, Co-Founder and CTO at Predibase

Join Travis Addair, CTO of Predibase, in this exclusive webinar to learn: How guardrails can be used to mitigate risks and enhance the safety and efficiency of LLMs, delving into specific techniques and advanced control mechanisms that enable developers to optimize model performance effectively Why implementing safeguards can significantly improve (..)

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The Advantages of Free and Open-Source Software Vs. Open-Core Software

Instaclustr commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a custom study to assess application development decision-makers’ understanding of the benefits of using open-core software vs. free and open source software (FOSS). Check out the findings!

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Discover the 10 Rules for Managing PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is one of the most successful open source projects in existence. But each year it becomes harder and harder to get familiarized with the PostgreSQL ecosystem and its new features. Learn 10 rules that will help you perfect your PostgreSQL installation. Download now!

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Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

Something all of these technologies have in common is that they are open standards with robust open-source implementations. In the early days of technology, the building blocks of strong open standards combined with open source code that implemented these standards set the stage for breakthrough innovations.

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Open Source is Quickly—and Rightfully— Becoming Enterprise’s First Choice

Open source is not just a community, it’s a movement. Find out why enterprises are going all-in on their open source strategy. And while its popularity has, of course, existed for decades, its accelerating growth in today’s enterprise is unmistakable.